Parvana's Journey (#2)
Imagine that your house has been destroyed by bombs, your friends have fled or been killed, your mother, sister and little brother are missing, and today you buried your father...Homeless and alone, Parvana begins a desperate journey through war-torn Afghanistan in search of her family. Living in constant fear of the Taliban, often without food or water in the barren landscape, Parvana and the children she rescues journey on foot through a country laid waste by years of conflict, in search of peace and safety. Parvana's Journey is about a young girl's talent for friendship, hope and gritty determination despite the ravages of war. Sometimes shocking and sad, always compelling, this novel takes an honest, compassionate look at the situation in Afghanistan, and the courage and resilience that can keep children afloat even in the most terrible circumstances. A sequel to the international bestseller, Parvana.
(Ellis') story moves swiftly and is thoroughly engrossing. This is a book that will open children's perspectives to the larger world - a glimpse that will almost certainly make readers grateful for what they have.' Quill & QuireA must-read for families.' Australian & New Zealand Family Magazine'this is an optimistic story It also carries signs of authenticity: there is no sentimental view of Parvana. hope emanates from this story.' Ernie Tucker, English In Australia, Spring 2003.